As outdoor lighting professionals, I and my team find each project has its challenges and satisfactions, but it is always extra satisfying when the work you do is to better the community. It gives you a sense of pride and ownership you just can’t get from anything else. Recently, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington got the opportunity to do a repair and install for the Wilmington Police Department, and we were honored to be chosen for the task. Using our skills, we were able to contribute to a feature that honors those who have sacrificed to protect our communities.
The Police Memorial Wall with its Thin Blue Line Walkway is located in front of the Wilmington Police Department Headquarters on Bess Street, and it is always open to the public. This beautiful memorial was unveiled in May 2011. At the time, the architectural lighting used to illuminate the memorial included 175 feet of blue neon LED lights. Unfortunately, over time, a drainage problem developed, and some of the lights had shorted out. The lighting system needed an overhaul. Naturally, the Police Department wants the memorial to look its best and for each fallen officer to be highlighted and honored.
Our approach to the Police Memorial was the same approach we use with any other project. We worked out a way to best illuminate the memorial with the highest quality fixtures so that our client can rest assured that the system will last. We fixed the damaged blue neon lighting and installed three well lights that provide dramatic uplighting on the wall itself and light the names of the fallen officers. In preparation for this year’s ceremony, the police department wanted to be sure the memorial looked its best, and we have ensured that it does.
We are especially proud of this work our company was able to complete for the community, and are proud to honor those who have given their lives in the service to Wilmington, NC. Remember that you too are a part of our community, and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington is here to serve you. If you need an area of your yard illuminated, or perhaps you need outdoor lighting for your entire property, contact us today. We can help you build property value and create an aesthetic that continues to better our communities.
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